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Fun with Food

Repeated meal prepping, cooking, and healthy eating can quickly become predictable and mundane.   With a lack of variety and excitement in the kitchen, it can be hard to follow through with special diets and good eating habits.  Take the time to spice up the appearance of your food, rather than just its taste.  Allow your creative juices to flow and have fun transforming your foods … Continue reading Fun with Food

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Nourished Food Festival

Last weekend, Derek and I were lucky enough to attend the Nourished Food Festival in our area.  The Nourished Festival takes place in ten different cities around the U.S. and is the largest gluten free, allergy, and special diet consumer event.  The expos cater to those with food allergies, sensitivities, and auto-immune/inflammatory diseases and allow communities to sample and purchase new products, meet brand ambassadors, … Continue reading Nourished Food Festival

Understanding How Covid-19 mRNA Vaccines Work

“Herd immunity occurs when a critical mass of people become immune to a pathogen like SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19. With enough people immune to the virus, the chain of transmission is halted”. On the road to herd immunity, vaccination speeds the journeyhttps://www.statnews.com/2020/12/17/calculating-our-way-to-herd-immunity/ Continue reading Understanding How Covid-19 mRNA Vaccines Work

Frozen Blueberry Yogurt Banana Coins

Ingredients♥ 1 cup of fresh blueberries♥ 1 cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt♥ 2-3 bananas Directions➊ Cut up bananas into coin-like shapes.➋ Heat up (microwave is easiest) and mash blueberries in a large bowl. ➌ Mix in Greek yogurt.➍ Dip banana coins into yogurt mixture and place on a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil.➎ Freeze for at least 3 hours (overnight is best!). Enjoy! 🍴  … Continue reading Frozen Blueberry Yogurt Banana Coins

Gluten-Free Blueberry Muffins

Ingredients♥ 1 ½ cups King Arthur Gluten-Free All-Purpose Baking Mix♥ ½ sugar♥ 4 tbsp. melted butter or ¼ cup vegetable oil♥ 2 large eggs♥ Enjoy Life Semi-Sweet Chocolate Mini Chips♥ ½ milk (or Almond Breeze Unsweetened Almondmilk)♥ ½ tsp. gluten-free vanilla extract♥ ¾ cup  fresh blueberries Directions➊ Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a standard muffin tin with papers.➋ In a large bowl, stir together … Continue reading Gluten-Free Blueberry Muffins

Very Berry Smoothie

Ingredients♥ 1 fresh kiwi♥ 1 cup of Almond Breeze Unsweetened Original Almondmilk♥ 1 Silk Almondmilk Yogurt Alternative: Mixed Berry Acai♥ 1 ripe banana (optional)♥ 1 scoop of ice cubes ♥ 1 cup of frozen fruit mixture (strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, etc.) Directions➊ Combine all the ingredients in a blender and pulsate until smooth. Pour into glasses and serve. Enjoy! Continue reading Very Berry Smoothie

Banana Bread

Ingredients♥ ½ cup of sugar♥ ⅓ cup of butter (softened)♥ 2 eggs♥ 1 ¾ cups sifted flour (see gluten free substitution below)♥ 2 tsp. baking powder♥ ½ tsp. salt♥ ¼ tsp. baking soda♥ 1 cup/4-5 mashed, ripe, bananas ♥ 1 cup of walnuts, chocolate chips, etc. (optional) Directions➊ Preheat oven to 350 ºF. ➋ Cream butter and sugar; add eggs and beat well. ➌ Sift together dry ingredients; … Continue reading Banana Bread

Korean Bibimbap

Ingredients♥ 1-2 Broccoli heads, cut into florets♥ 1 (12 oz) package sugar snap peas♥ 1 (8 oz) packet of ramen, or noodles of choice (or rice)♥ 1-2 lbs of chicken (or preferred meat)♥ 2 cups of fresh green beans♥ ¾ cup House of Tsang Gluten Free Stir-fry Korean BBQ Sauce♥ 6 tbsp. Frank’s RedHot Sweet Chili Sauce Directions➊ Clean and cut chicken into bite-sized pieces. … Continue reading Korean Bibimbap

Paleo Double Chocolate Cake with Peanut Butter Frosting

Ingredients Cake Frosting ♥ 4-5 bananas/2½ cups mashed/575 grams (the riper the better)♥ 4 eggs room temperature♥ ½ cup (140g) almond butter or nut butter of choice♥ ¼ cup coconut oil, melted♥ 1 tsp. vanilla extract♥ ½ cup (75g) coconut flour, packed♥ ½ cup cocoa powder♥ 1 tsp. baking soda♥ 1 tsp. baking powder♥ ¼ tsp. sea salt♥ 4 oz. dark chocolate chopped (make your own to keep refined sugar free) ♥ 2 – 8 oz packages cream … Continue reading Paleo Double Chocolate Cake with Peanut Butter Frosting